Simulation of Near-Infrared Light Absorption Considering Individual Head and Prefrontal Cortex Anatomy: Implications for Optical Neuroimaging

@inproceedings{Haeussinger2011SimulationON,
  title={Simulation of Near-Infrared Light Absorption Considering Individual Head and Prefrontal Cortex Anatomy: Implications for Optical Neuroimaging},
  author={Florian B. Haeussinger and Sebastian Heinzel and Tim Hahn and Martin Schecklmann and Ann-Christine Ehlis and Andreas J. Fallgatter},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is an established optical neuroimaging method for measuring functional hemodynamic responses to infer neural activation. However, the impact of individual anatomy on the sensitivity of fNIRS measuring hemodynamics within cortical gray matter is still unknown. By means of Monte Carlo simulations and structural MRI of 23 healthy subjects (mean age: 25.0±2.8 years), we characterized the individual distribution of tissue-specific NIR-light absorption… CONTINUE READING